New survey reveals American sentiment on credibility of Kavanaugh accuser’s accusations
A new poll released last week found that only a small percentage of Americans find the sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh credible.
What did the poll find?
The HuffPo/YouGov poll found that overall, only 26 percent of those polled find the accusations credible. Meanwhile, 28 percent said they don’t believe the accusations while 32 percent said they have not heard enough about the allegations to make a determination and 14 percent aren’t sure.
Among registered voters, the percentage of those who don’t find the accusations credible jumped to 37 percent. Meanwhile, only 25 percent of women said they believe the accusations.
If the accusations are proved true, just 39 percent of respondents said they should disqualify Kavanaugh from serving on the Supreme Court. Another 18 percent said such a revelation would be relevant to Kavanaugh’s nomination — but not worthy of disqualification — while 20 percent said it would not be relevant. Another 23 percent said they aren’t sure.
Still, only 35 percent of respondents said Kavanaugh should withdraw his Supreme Court nomination.
Fortunately for Kavanaugh, an overwhelming majority of respondents, 63 percent, agreed that he “would be a good Supreme Court justice.”
The poll surveyed 1,000 adults between Sept. 17-18. See the full results here.